WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Dec 2018]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 1 Dec 2018]

1 December 2018
Why the HIV epidemic is not over
1 December 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day – a day created to raise awareness about HIV and the resulting AIDS epidemics. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have acquired the infection, and about 35 million people have died. Today, around 37 million worldwide live with HIV, of whom 22 million are on treatment…

29 November 2018
News Release
Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage
[See Milestones above for more detail]

26 November 2018
News Release
Democratic Republic of the Congo begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trial
[See Milestones above for more detail]


Weekly Epidemiological Record, 30 November 2018, vol. 93, 48 (pp. 649–660)
Progress towards regional measles elimination – worldwide, 2000–2017
Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-October 2018

WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
Selected Featured News
:: Tailoring services to people at higher risk of HIV in Nigeria  30 November 2018
:: Self-testing for HIV is getting high marks in Zimbabwe  30 November 2018
:: South Sudan declares Yellow fever outbreak in Sakure, Nzara County, Gbudue State  29 November 2018
:: With WHO support, South Sudan enhances meningitis preparedness and response  28 November 2018

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO and Ministers of Health from the Americas identified a series of actions that seek to improve the health of migrants in the Region (11/30/2018)
:: PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic (11/30/2018)
:: Violence against women affects almost 60% of women in some countries of the Americas (11/29/2018)
:: PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer (11/27/2018)
:: Countries in the Americas commit to continuing to collaborate in strengthening regulatory systems to ensure safe, effective and quality medicines (11/26/2018)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
– No new announcement identified


WHO European Region EURO
:: New HIV diagnoses at alarmingly high levels in the European Region despite progress in EU/EEA 28-11-2018
:: Countries of eastern Europe and central Asia improve access to HIV, TB and viral hepatitis diagnostic technologies and medicines 27-11-2018
:: WHO and EU commit to work together to accelerate progress on health 27-11-2018

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO

:: Twentieth polio case reported in Afghanistan: the highest number since 2015  29 November 2018
:: Lifesaving medical supplies reach Shirqat for Iraqi flood victims  28 November 2018
:: Strengthening the health system response to gender-based violence in the Region  25 November 2018

WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new announcement identified